Soil improvement is a never ending job for the organic gardener.
As they grow, plants use up nutrients in the soil and it is the gardener’s job to replace them in order to maintain the overall health of the soil. It is important to replenish the soil by digging in lots of organic matter and compost, practicing crop rotations, and by carefully observing what nutrients the soil is lacking.
What do you do when your beautiful plants start to go down hill? What does it mean when your tomato plant’s leaves turn yellow or don’t produce any flowers or fruits? What does it mean when your corn stalks take on a purplish color? What does it mean when ripening fruits drop too early? Below is a simple chart to help you diagnose some of the most common and most important soil nutrient deficiencies and how to fix them so that you can have a bigger, better harvest!
What have you used to cure nutrient deficiencies in your garden?
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